Maybe this, together with all the dark talk of "rigged elections" from Trump will finally provide a dash of enthusiasm for Clinton, here at the homestretch -- it'd certainly be a fitting end to the most bizarre presidential campaign of everyone's lifetimes.
In last night’s presidential debate, the candidates discussed several important issues where their choices for the Supreme Court will be criti...
One of the gifts of America is the right to vote. The USA has been perceived as one of the great democracies, yet people are talking about staying away from the voting booth come November. That's a dangerous choice. Let's look back to 2000 and examine a similar climate, where neither Al Gore nor George Bush excited the populace.
This is a bizarre time in U.S. presidential politics. American voters are faced with an unsavory choice between two presidential candidates, neither of whom would be viable if the other party offered a credible alternative.
Donald Trump, however, made his intentions quite clear at the last debate, and many times before: He will appoint justices to the high court "very much in the mold of Justice Scalia."
At this Wednesday's debate, moderator Chris Wallace has said that he'll ask the candidates questions about debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, foreign hot spots, fitness to be president and one topic that has received far too little attention in this election cycle: the Supreme Court.
To date in this unprecedented election year, the future of the Supreme Court has not received the attention that it deserves.
How should the next Supreme Court Justice adjudicate? Last month, I participated in a thought-provoking debate on Cato Unbound concerning that questio...
Ever eager to assure conservatives he's their best bet to cement an ultraconservative majority on the Supreme Court, Donald Trump recently announced ten more names he'd add to the pool of people he might name to the Court if elected.
This week Mark Walker, a federal judge in Florida, called out the Supreme Court in no uncertain terms. The judge was considering Governor Scott's arg...
In 2007, an Aurora, Colo., jury convicted Miguel Angel Peña-Rodriguez on three misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct for allegedly accosting two te...
Antonin Scalia's death in February has put the Supreme Court's future up for grabs in the presidential election. The next occupant of the Oval Office will have the power to reshape the nation's highest judicial body, and with it the ability to redefine the meaning and application of the Constitution, not just for the next four or eight years, but for a generation or more.
Our Founding Fathers believed in democracy, but they also recognized its limits.
But no one expects an immediate end to capital punishment. Not only is abolition still avoided by politicians fearful of soft on crime rhetoric but a Court whose prestige was damaged by repudiation of its 1972 effort will be hesitant to move precipitously.
What will happen with the one U.S. Supreme Court vacancy after the death last February of Justice Antonin Scalia will undoubtedly be decided after the results of November's election. But the high court new term, which began October 3rd, already includes several major cases that could redefine the validity of sentences handed down to many inmates and the penalties they can legally face.
The next big appointments by our president will not only be to the Supreme Court, but overlooked agencies that play vital roles in virtually every aspect of Americans' lives from food and water regulation and safety to influencing whether we go to war.